10/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/26/2020 10:03
The Tipo has been refreshed: a complete restyling of the line-up, new design - more captivating, younger and more dynamic, the highest technology there is and new better-performing and environment-friendly engines. The line-up is also being expanded into the new crossover: the New Tipo Cross.
The new line-up revolves around two themes: 'Life' and its 3 trim levels - Tipo, Life and City Life, available in three body variants (4-door, 5-door and Station Wagon); and the 'Cross' theme, with two trims - City Cross and Cross, and in the 5-door body crossover variant.
The versatile and captivating Panda Cross was the strategic key to this model's success across Europe. Indeed, the 'crossover' look has moved Panda closer to a new, younger target customer, those looking for a car that is not only functional, ideal for the city, but also super cool and with a contemporary design. The same strategy has also been taken on in the Tipo, with the extension of its family. Fiat's designers and engineers have developed the new Tipo Cross along those lines, creating the new crossover Tipo, again aimed at a new target audience, broader than before in terms of age, aesthetic taste and mobility requirements.
The Tipo's new look
The New Tipo has been completely refreshed and now appears more modern, more dynamic and more elegant. The new front has a rethought grille, a highlight of which is the new Fiat logo, with Fiat lettering, a major statement packed with renewal. The Tipo is also the first Fiat car to take on this logo, to follow the recently unveiled New 500.
The headlights have been completely redesigned, now with full-LED lights in both the front and rear: not only do they enhance the car's lines, they bestow a more modern look on the car and increase active and passive safety. Courtesy of improved visibility and in line with the quest for better sustainability in every minute detail, they reduce the car's electricity consumption and therefore, accordingly, CO2 emissions.
The bumper in the lower section of the car, completely redesigned by adding elements in the brushed chrome ICE MATTE finish, is paired with new 16' or 17' alloy wheels with diamond finish and new designs.
Inside, the passenger compartment is brand-new, too. The seats feature fabrics with exclusive designs. The fully configurable 7' TFT digital cluster replaces the conventional analog instrument panel. A seriously higher-tech and more advanced system, so you can keep under control the status of the car, the multimedia aspect and your phone. The cluster comes with the all-new UConnect 5 radio with a 10.25' touch screen, another first for the FCA Group on the New 500 and now available on the Tipo.
Even the steering wheel - now even more elegant and sportier - has been the focus of our designers' attention. It is more compact and pared down for better ergonomics and to offer perfect visibility of the onboard 7' TFT cluster. Attention has also been paid to the central control panel, where the air conditioning settings have been revisited and new chrome and black inserts added.
The new Tipo line-up is also available in two unprecedented nuances: Ocean Blue and Paprika Orange.
The New Tipo Cross, the crossover the Tipo way
The Tipo family has been expanded by the arrival of a new body. Fiat is now launching the New Tipo Cross, to add to its other three body variants (4-door, 5-door and Station Wagon): a veritable crossover, aimed at a completely new target audience. Families - the long-standing customer base for the Fiat Tipo - have changed their preferences, leaving behind conventional 5-door cars and Station Wagons to come closer to the world of crossovers, without sacrificing space and comfort. The same families are now ready to experience a more emotive, distinctive, dynamic and young car, while still at an affordable price. The Tipo Cross, 'Fiat's new family crossover', is the answer.
Overall, the Tipo Cross is structured decidedly more powerfully and boldly. At first glance, the car is clearly broader, with the new design of the grille that extends below the headlights, and is patently taller: a true crossover.
The height of the Tipo Cross has been raised by almost 4 cm, courtesy of renewed calibration of the suspension and the addition of a new rim and tire solution, seen before on another Fiat crossover, the 500X. The Tipo Cross includes larger tires for an even more robust look.
The new setup also offers a higher driving position and makes it easier to get in and out of the car, as well as simplifying everything Tipo families are used to, including putting children on the rear seats or finding things that might get stuck under the seats.
An innovation in aesthetics, the New Tipo Cross is almost 7 cm taller than the Tipo Cross, with the addition of 'cross' details, starting off from wheel arch rims across the side and front, where there's also room for an exclusive skid plate and bumper, with a prominent bull bar to give the car a more solid and muscular appearance, via the side skirts and rear extractor to the practical roof rack only available to date on the Station Wagon version.
Top-of-the-range safety and technology
To add to the design and style, a major refresh has taken place in terms of technology, with one goal: to reach the summit of the C-segment. The New Tipo is equipped with a wide range of the latest Advance Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS):
When it comes to infotainment, the Tipo is FCA's first car since the New 500 to be equipped with the fifth-generation UConnect 5 infotainment system, the connected platform designed for the future, available with a 10.25' screen. Developed with the idea of providing customers with a straightforward and convenient user experience in mind, FCA uses the easy, intuitive and customizable Android Auto operating system. Uconnect 5 with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto means you can use the features of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto cable-free on the radio touchscreen with customizable profiles and the option to store up to 5 configurations.
Using the New Tipo's new infotainment system, you can connect two phones via Bluetooth at the same time: for example, you can use both your company and personal cellphones and handle incoming and outgoing calls simultaneously, now with no need to 'jump' from one connection to the other to answer a call on the phone not connected at the time.
Also worth a mention is the new white backlight for all the controls in the passenger compartment, resulting in a more modern look, as well as the USB port for the rear seats, a particularly useful feature for families on long journeys, so the kids can use their tablets.
New, more efficient and environment-friendlier engines
The engine line-up of the New Tipo has been completely refreshed. At launch, it comes with either a gasoline or a diesel engine.
Gasoline. The New Tipo can be fitted with the new 100-hp 1.0 GSE T3. The new three-cylinder engine delivers a peak torque as high as 190 Nm at only 1500 rpm, rather than the 4500 rpm of the current 95-hp 1.4 gasoline engine, which only went up to 127 Nm.
The 1.0 GSE T3 forms part of the FireFly Turbo engine family, as the most up-to-date version for the best performance, paired with seriously lower consumption and emissions. Maximum output is 74 kW (100 hp). The new engine ensures driving pleasure and offers optimum startup courtesy of the advantageous torque curve even at low rpm and is also more comfortable, thanks to its impressive noiselessness. CO2 emissions go all the way down to a value of 121 g/km (WLTP).
Finally, the gearbox has been calibrated to ensure maximum responsiveness in city traffic and the best comfort there is on the highway, stopping the engine revving any higher than 3200 rpm at a cruising speed of 130 km/h.
Diesel engines. The Euro 6D Final-compliant Multijet diesel engines offer two outputs: 95 and 130 hp (previously 120 hp), with a considerable improvement in performance and CO2 values, from 110 g/km in the diesel family (WLTP).
The 130-hp 1.6 Multijet is also the ideal engine for commercial fleets, a strategic field for the C-segment and therefore for the Tipo.
D-Fence pack by Mopar
On demand, the increasingly environment-friendly New Tipo line-up can also be fitted with the D-Fence by Mopar pack, consisting of three devices: a filter that stops impurities getting into the car from outside, blocks particulates and practically 100% of allergens, and reduces the formation of mold and bacteria by 98%; a purifier for the air inside the passenger compartment, which filters out micro-particles such as pollen or bacteria; and a UV lamp to cleanse all the contact surfaces in our cars: the steering wheel, the gear stick, and the seats.
Tipo, a success story
The Fiat Tipo was launched in 2016; since then, the Tipo family has grown and alongside the sedan version have come the 5-door and Station Wagon, now followed by the new Tipo Cross body.
From launch onward, the Tipo immediately became one of the most lauded models in its segment in Italy and across Europe, where it has contributed to the performance of the Fiat brand, with more than 70% of its sales volumes in markets beyond Italy.
Since launch, a total of 670,000 cars have been sold, achieving the highest 2019 share outside Italy in 2019.
FCA Bank finance solutions for the New Tipo line-up
FCA Bank, the captive bank of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, supports the sales of FIAT vehicles by providing a broad range of financing solutions to help customers to purchase or lease their new FIAT Tipo. Anybody who wishes to drive the new Fiat Tipo, with more technology, connectivity and style, can opt for one of the following products: Instalment Loan: Traditional financing that allows the buyer to pay for the vehicle over an extended period of time; Leasing and PCP (Personal Contract Purchase): Highly flexible solutions with low monthly payments and the possibility to choose, on the contract expiration date, whether to return, keep or replace the car with a new one; Private Lease: A solution for drivers who do not want to own the vehicle, with the ensuing costs and uncertainties, involving a single monthly payment inclusive of the main insurance, assistance and infomobility services for a peace-of-mind experience. All of FCA Bank's solutions are intended not only for individuals but also for companies and independent professionals. In addition, Leasys, a subsidiary of FCA Bank, makes available long-term car rental solutions for a totally relaxed driving experience. Moreover, FCA Bank provides a broad range of insurance products in combination with the financing contract, for both personal protection - such as Prestito Protetto, which ensures the repayment of part of the loan in case of sudden and unpredictable occurrences such as a job loss - and car protection. The financing and insurance solutions described are available in most European countries where the companies of the FCA Bank Group operate. All the structures are extremely flexible, to meet in full local requirements. In addition, Leasys, a subsidiary of FCA Bank, makes available long-term car rental solutions for a totally relaxed driving experience.
Turin, October 26, 2020